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International Rose Test Garden

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Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Phone Number: (503) 823-3636
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Description: The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the...
The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
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It was beautiful in the fall. Not crowded, and the garden was spread out with lots of variety. We loved the cool air and blooming roses.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It was beautiful in the fall. Not crowded, and the garden was spread out with lots of variety. We loved the cool air and blooming roses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

we have visited these Gardens in April, July and October. Yes, July is the best to see the roses in full bloom. In April the spring flowers were a pleasant surprise, while fall still had some lingering rose blooms. You also get the best views of Mt Hood over the city of Portland from here.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A great free attraction in Portland, which is after all, the City of Roses! Great for an hour or two to wander through the many different varieties and colors of roses. We were there last June and it was in full bloom--- so beautiful and it smells so good!! There are benches to sit and take it all in and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Beautiful grounds filled with plot after plot of flowers. Bring lunch and eat in the amphitheater. Keep water and a sunhat nearby, this garden is gigantic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Such a surprise within the city. I'm a huge fan of gardens and parks and this was the perfect place to spend the day.

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Bremerton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Beautiful roses of so many varieties. Take time to walk around. Sit and enjoy. It's not a place most children would enjoy for very long but it is a lovely spot for a few moments to slow down.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Thousands and housands of beautiful roses everwhere - can it get better than that? Not really. Awesome place to spend a leisurely day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The garden is right across the street from Reed College in the Eastmoreland area of SE Portland. I have been visiting the garden periodically since the mid-1970s, when I was a student at Reed. It is a place of beauty and serenity, and even when the roses are not in full flower, it can help ease whatever might be troubling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful gardens with a spectacular view of the city. Out of town visitors with cameras love it. Also, room for the kids to run off some energy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

great views, great flowers, but once into the park, it's quite a drive in with no way out. bring lunch and drinks or you can get there but it's very limited to hot dog cart when we were there. we went in september and the blooms are a great foreground so some beautiful shots of hte city

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